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Viator VIP: Architectural River Cruise and Chicago Helicopter Tour

Chicago Helicopter Experience

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Explore Chicago by air and water! See landmark buildings and architectural favorites up close as you cruise down the Chicago River.  Then, take off aboard a state-of-the art helicopter for breathtaking views of the skyline and lakefront. You’ll see Wrigley Building, Marina City, Willis Tower and much more.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Chicago Helicopter Experience, 2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-5017

Your helicopter departs and returns from Chicago's only private downtown heliport. Enjoy games, refreshments and relax before taking-off in our lounge

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL 60601

Fly above the Chicago skyline and capture the best views of all the city's famous landmarks, parks, stadiums, shoreline, and iconic skyscrapers

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Cruise the Chicago River on a docent-led tour, running through the city center from Lake Michigan. These 156 miles of rivers and canals played an intrinsic role in Chicago’s development as an epicenter of industry and transportation

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Lake Michigan, IL

Soar along the shores of Lake Michigan, the second largest of the Great Lakes, and take in the panoramic views of Chicago’s lakefront

Pass By: Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2902

Capture photos of Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, from the most unique vantage point

Pass By: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490

See the Shedd Aquarium and its neoclassical marble building design

Pass By: Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Grant Park, Chicago's front yard, capture the beautiful landscape from above

Pass By: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605

You’ll fly over Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the entire world

Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Circle Navy Pier, a 3,300 ft long pier on Lake Michigan. Throughout its time, the pier served as a dock for commercial traffic, a jail for draft dodgers, a Naval training base, a campus for the University of Illinois, and now home to 50 acres of shops, restaurants and family attractions.

Pass By: Centennial Wheel, 600 E Grand Ave Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Soar above Centennial Wheel, which is already 200 feet above Navy Pier, and capture this iconic part of Chicago’s skyline

Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147

See the iconic Willis Tower, still referred to as Sears Tower by locals and the highest observation deck in North America

Pass By: 360 Chicago Observation Deck, 875 N Michigan Avenue 94th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

Cruise next to the John Hancock Center, Chicago’s 4th tallest building and home to 360 Chicago Observatory and it’s moving platform TILT

Pass By: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4757

Soar above Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest Zoos in North America

Pass By: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566

Catch a glimpse of Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, and the second oldest stadium in American baseball. On game days, Wrigley field is not covered on the route

Pass By: Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

Capture Millennium Park, a 24.5-acre rooftop garden in the Chicago Loop

Pass By: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Soar above the vibrant “Mag Mile”, this six-lane two-way street is home to upscale shops, restaurants and posh hotels.

Stop At: Shoreline Sightseeing, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Your ticket includes a 75 minute architectural tour with Shoreline Sightseeing

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This ticket guarantees your helicopter tour flight time only You must contact Chicago Helicopter Experience by phone to schedule your architectural river cruise tour time
  • Helicopter is recommended for ages 3 and up. Strict 250 lbs weight limit per person
  • All boats have full restrooms and some have a full bar
  • Some boats are single deck vessels, the type of vessel you are placed on cannot be guaranteed Wheelchairs or other walking assistance equipment are not provided.
  • Tour times cannot be changed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Daytime or Nighttime Helicopter Flight
  • 75-minute guided architecture cruise of the historic Chicago River
  • Live commentary on board
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Helicopter Experience
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Skyline
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago River
  • Entry/Admission - Shoreline Sightseeing

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

15 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Chicago Helicopter Experience in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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